The Gift of Gift Cards

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There are many ways to support the work of Women’s Crisis Services and the women and children we are serving.  A donation of gift cards is one way that you can share your generosity. Whether that card is to purchase a birthday present for her teen or to help her purchase supplies for her new kitchen, women who receive gift cards are given the opportunity to be independent and make their own choices. It is likely that the abusive situation...

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Office ideas to support WCSWR

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As the holiday season approaches, your social club or friends are starting to plan your office party, celebrations and group activities to celebrate. In the Waterloo Region, including charity in these activities has become an essential part of marking the holiday season. Each year at Women’s Crisis Services (WCSWR), we are humbled by local business owners, employee groups, churches and service clubs, even our knitting and quilting friends...

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Santa’s Helpers from The Westhill

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Santa’s helpers were hard at work for a month before Christmas at The Westhill, a retirement residence off of Ira Needles Blvd in Waterloo. Staff, residents and their families contributed gifts and items from our WISH LIST to make sure that the women and children we serve have everything they need. They also had a Holiday Social and raised funds for Women’s Crisis Services. Jessica Langton, Recreation Manager, gathered the elves who...

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Canine Styles by Lisa…and Page!

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This holiday season, we were so fortunate to receive support from our community in so many ways and from many people…some with four paws!  Our friend Page and her person Lisa asked their clients, visitors and friends of Canine Styles by Lisa to bring a gift or donation for the women and children in shelter. They filled the tree and then some! Gift cards, dolls, toiletries, toys and lots of joy and thoughtfulness were delivered to our...

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Your support during the Holiday season

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The holiday season can be a difficult time for those who are living with violence and abuse. While many families are enjoying the holiday season, thers are many women and their children who are isolated and scared; wishing and hoping the abuse would end. Can you imagine dreading the New Year, knowing that it will probably be just like last year?   Many women with children choose to stay in an abusive relationship over the holiday season,...

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